Continuous Quiz: High Brow

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Dandy » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:57 pm

I think that may have been Karakorum.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Giotto » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Spot on. Over to you.
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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Dandy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:46 am

All-right. After a visit to Germany, Queen Victoria brought home a wine which we now know as ‘hock’. Which town does this name derive from?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:52 am

Hockenheim

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Dandy » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:20 pm

No, that’s an understandable misconception, but the word ‘hock’ actually comes from a different town, located in Hessia.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Dandy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:35 pm

Oops, forgot about this.
The answer was Hochheim am Main. A ‘Hochheimer’, in English, was corrupted to ‘hockamer’, which lead to ‘hock’.
The thread is hereby liberated.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Chris » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:23 am

Which figure from Greek myth is the title character of a musical entertainment from circa 400 years ago that is reckoned to be the first ever 'opera'?
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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:21 am

Orpheus

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Chris » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:49 am

Correct Nic, the opera being Claudio Monteverdi's 'L'Orfeo'.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:19 am

Still with opera, what is the masculine equivalent of a prima donna?


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